Pennsylvania Route 696

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PA Route 696 marker

PA Route 696
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 16.0 mi[1] (25.7 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: PA 997 in Greene Township
  I-81 in Greene Township
I-81 in Southampton Township
US 11 / PA 533 in Shippensburg
PA 641 in Newburg
North end: PA 997 in Hopewell Township
Location
Counties: Franklin, Cumberland
Highway system
I-695 PA 701

Pennsylvania Route 696 (PA 696) is a 16.0-mile-long (25.7 km) state highway located in Franklin and Cumberland Counties in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 997 in Greene Township. The northern terminus is at PA 997 in Hopewell Township.

Route description[edit]

Franklin County[edit]

PA 696 begins at an intersection with PA 997 a short distance to the east of I-81 in Greene Township, Franklin County, heading north on two-lane undivided Olde Scotland Road. A short distance later, the route comes to a pair of ramps providing access to and from the northbound lanes of I-81. The road continues immediately to the east of I-81 as it heads into agricultural areas, turning northeast away from the interstate. PA 696 runs through more open farmland with a few homes, crossing into Southampton Township. In this area, the road turns north again and comes to a full interchange with I-81. Past this interchange, the route turns northeast again and runs through more rural areas with some residential and commercial development, running a short distance to the east of a Norfolk Southern railroad line.[1][2]

Cumberland County[edit]

PA 696 crosses into Shippensburg Township in Cumberland County and curves east, making a turn north onto South Fayette Street. The route briefly becomes the border between Shippensburg Township to the west and Shippensburg to the east before fully entering Shippensburg Township again, crossing under the Norfolk Southern line and crossing Middle Spring Creek and heading back into Southampton Township, Franklin County. The road runs through commercial areas, heading into Shippensburg before crossing back into Cumberland County and passing under another Norfolk Southern railroad line. PA 696 passes a few homes before entering the commercial downtown of Shippensburg, turning east to form a concurrency with US 11/PA 533 on West King Street. PA 696 splits from US 11/PA 533 by turning north onto North Earl Street and heading past homes. The route heads back into Shippensburg Township and passes between residential areas to the west and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania to the east, briefly gaining a center left-turn lane before near the York Drive intersection before becoming a two-lane road again. The road turns northwest and heads into Southampton Township, becoming Newburg Road as it enters agricultural areas with some woods and housing developments, curving north again. PA 696 enters more rural areas as it heads farther north, crossing into Hopewell Township. In this area, the route becomes Shippensburg Road as it passes through more farmland with some woods and homes. The road crosses the Conodoguinet Creek and curves northwest, heading into Newburg and becoming South Water Street, passing homes. PA 696 curves north and turns west to follow PA 641 for a block on West Main Street. The route splits from PA 997 by turning northwest onto North Mountain Street. The road heads back into Hopewell Township and becomes Turnpike Road, passing through agricultural areas with a few homes. PA 696 continues northwest to its northern terminus at another intersection with PA 997.[1][3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Franklin Greene Township 0.0 0.0 PA 997 (Black Gap Road) to I-81 south – Scotland
0.1 0.2 I-81 north – Carlisle Exit 20 (I-81), I-81 northbound entrance / exit only
Southampton Township 4.5 7.2 I-81 – Carlisle, Chambersburg Exit 24 (I-81)
Cumberland Shippensburg 7.1 11.4 US 11 south / PA 533 west (West King Street) South end of US 11/PA 533 overlap
7.3 11.7 US 11 north / PA 533 east (East King Street) North end of US 11/PA 533 overlap
Newburg 13.9 22.4 PA 641 east (West Main Street) – Newville, Carlisle South end of PA 641 overlap
14.0 22.5 PA 641 west (West Main Street) – Roxbury North end of PA 641 overlap
Hopewell Township 16.0 25.7 PA 997 (Enola Road) – Roxbury
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b c d Google (June 9, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 696" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Franklin County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.